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NOTEBOOK II: Pep's Impressive Preseason

Daunte Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper continued to build on an impressive preseason while spreading the ball around. But that was just one of many sidebars in the Vikings' 19-16 preseason win over San Diego. Troy Williamson continued his progress, Fred Smoot made his return, and a kicker had an impressive outing. Get quotes on those notes and many more.

Once again, Daunte Culpepper was nearly flawless Friday night against San Diego, this time taking the first snap of the fourth drive before leaving the game. Culpepper finished 12 of 14 for 197 yards and no interceptions. His passer rating was 118.8. But he said he is still progressing as a quarterback. "I feel more comfortable the more I do it. The more games I play, the more practice I get...

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